Firkin Fest

The fifth annual Firkin Fest runs 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday in downtown Ashland.

ASHLAND - Ashland’s only craft beer festival celebrates Father’s Day weekend and five years of serving the best craft beer this Saturday on the streets of downtown Ashland. 

Ashland in Motion’s fifth annual Firkin Fest is set for Saturday, June 15 in downtown from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The craft beer festival features 147 craft beers, live music, local food, and regional retailers.

Tickets may be purchased online at ( or at the following local retailers: 1st Stop Liquor; Ashland Beverage Centre; Carter Avenue Beverage; Good Spirits; and Shamrock Liquors.

General admission pre-sale tickets are $25; day of event cost is $30. VIP admission presale tickets are $50; day of event cost is $55. Presale VIP tickets may be purchased online only.

Day of event ticket sales will begin on-site Saturday at 11 a.m. Both general admission and VIP tickets may be purchased at ticketing booths located on Winchester Avenue outside the My Town TV studio.

Presale general admission and VIP ticket holders will also check-in at the Winchester Avenue ticketing locations.  General admission ticket includes ten (10) craft beer tasting tickets and official Firkin Fest mini mug.  VIP ticket includes ten (10) craft beer tasting tickets and official Firkin Fest mini mug; early bird admission beginning at 1 p.m.; VIP limited edition T-shirt; access to exclusive VIP tent and amenities; VIP only parking; and access to rare and limited-edition craft beers and firkins.

Exclusive VIP tent will be located on Judd Plaza adjacent to the Firkin Fest stage. VIP tickets holders must check-in at the VIP ticketing booth located on Winchester Avenue in front of the My Town TV studio.

VIP ticket holders may park free of charge in the Community Trust Parking Garage located on the corner of 17th Street and Carter Avenue.

Complimentary VIP foods will be prepared by Smokin’ J’s Rib & Brewhouse and The Winchester Steak & Seafood.

Firkin Fest tasting tickets are equivalent to 3 ounces of craft beer. Guests may purchase an additional three craft beer tasting tickets for $10 the day of the event.

Admission to Firkin Fest is free to designated drivers and guests who wish not to sample craft beer. Guests interested in craft beer tasting must be 21 or older and must purchase an event ticket.

Live music will be performed by Creek Don’t Rise, Chocolate 4-Wheeler, The Handshake Deals, Driftwood Gypsy and Charlie Brown Superstar. Live music is hosted and emceed by iHeart Radio.

Local food trucks include: Smokin J’s Rib & Brewhouse; The Winchester Steak & Seafood; County Fair; Matney’s Wood Fired Pizza; Suplex Tacos; and Dragonfly Outdoor Cafe.

Regional retailers will feature: Savage Farms; Redneck Hispter Hot Sauce; Holly B's Jewelry & Gifts; Fat Ash Cigar; Farmhouse Repurposed; Buck's Records; Prichard Produce; Full Circle Gifts & Goods; KY State Parks Foundation; New Leaf Oddities; West Va Woods; Mountain Moverz; The Vault Market; Ghostly Gourmet; and West Virginia Photo Booth.

Event proceeds will benefit non-profit organization Ashland in Motion and sponsor future events and community initiatives.

The Firkin Fest beer list is as follows and may be subject to change:

*VIP Selections

21 Amendment: Hell or High Watermelon

21 Amendment: Sparkale

Abita: purple haze rasp lager

Abita: strawberry lager

Ace: pineapple cider

Against the Grain: A Beer

Against the Grain: Citra Ass Down

Anderson Valley: Brut

Anderson Valley: Briney Melon Gose

Apocalypse: Apollo

Apocalypse: Atomic Amber

Avery: El Gose

Avery: White Rascal

Bearded Iris: Homestyle IPA

Bells: Two Hearted Ale

Bells: Oberon wheat ale

Bells: Official hazy IPA

Blackberry Farm: Boundary Tree

Blue Stallion: Hefe

Boulevard : Unfiltered wheat

Boulevard: Love Child Sour*

Braxton: Kickback Rose Cider

Braxton: Seasonal

Braxton: Dead Blow

Brewdog: Elvis Juice grapefruit IPA

Brewdog: Hazy Jane IPA

Central State: Table

Central State: Garden

Ciderboys: Mimosa

Cidergeist: Swizzle

Cigar City: Jai Alai IPA

Cigar City: Florida Cracker Wit

Country Boy: Acai Berry Cougar Bait*

Country Boy: Grapefruit Jumper IPA*

Country Boy: Red Velvet Shotgun Wedding*

Country Boy: Alpha Experiment Pride

Country Boy: Coconut Hefe

Country Boy: Survive American Pilsner

Country Boy: Key Lime Cougar Bait

Crooked Stave: Do You Even Zest?! DIPA

Crooked Stave:  Von Pilsner

Crooked Stave: Sour Rose

Deschutes: Fresh Squeezed

Deschutes: Fresh Haze

Deschutes: Twilight

Dogfish Head: 99 minute imperial IPA

Dogfish Head: Midas Touch old ale

Dogfish Head: Seaquench sour ale

Dreaming Creek: Chocolate Rain

Dreaming Creek: Natural Bridge

Duvel: Golden Ale

Elysian: Space Dust

Elysian: Seasonal

Etheral: Fadtastic

Ethereal: White Ale

Evil Twin: Even More Jesus

Evil Twin: Imperial Biscotti Break

Evil Twin: Molotov Cocktail

Falls City: Hipster Repellent

Falls City: Pilsner

Founders: KBS*

Founders: Solid Gold lager

Founders: Dirty Bastard Scottish Ale

Fusion:  Fogarea

Fusion: Wit's

Golden Road Brewery: Blooming Blonde

Goodwood: Louisville Lager

Goodwood: IPA

Goodwood: BA Blk Bld*

Goose Island: 312 Hefe

Goose Island: IPA

Gravely: La Bamba

Gravely: Doc's Hefe

Great Lakes: Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

Great Lakes: Ipa

Hi-Wire: Hazy & Juicy & Hoppy & Fresh

Hi-Wire: Hi-Pitch IPA

Hi-Wire: Hop Circus Tropical IPA

Hi-Wire: Rose Ale

Kronenburg: Blanc

Lagunitas: lil sumpin ale

Lagunitas: IPA

Left Hand: milk stout

Madtree: Lift Kolsch

Madtree: psa session pale ale

Madtree: shade blackberry sour

Maine: Mo wheat ale

Maine: lunch ipa

Mile Wide: Bi coastal ipa

Mile Wide: brabble golden ale

Mile Wide: Kapowski amber ale

Monnik: IPA

Monnik: Ginger Saison

New Holland: Holland Dmilk

New Holland: Dmilk Reserve*

North Coast: Scrimshaw

Oskar Blues: can o bliss Hazy ipa

Oskar Blues: Dale's pale ale

Pikeville Brewery: Hopfield & McCoys IPA

Pikeville Brewery: Dueling Barrels

Portsmouth Brewery: Red Bird

Portsmouth Brewery: Porstmouth Pilsner

Prairie: Vape Tricks

Prairie: Oh! Fudge

Rhinegeist:  Wowie

Rhinegeist: Mosaic

Rhinegeist: Truth

Rhinegeist: Bubbles

Rhinegeist: Cheetah

Rhinegeist: Little Bubs

Rhinegeist: Night Wale*

Schlafly: Raspberry Hefe

Sierra Nevada: Hazy Little Thing

Sierra Nevada: Hop Bullet

Sierra Nevada: New Belgium Brewery

Sierra Nevada: Juicy Hazy IPA

Sierra Nevada: Mural

Sierra Nevada: Jucifier

Sig Lusher Brewery: Pilsner

Stiegl: Grapefruit

Stillwater: On Fleek

Stillwater: Stateside Saison

Stone: delicious gluten free ipa

Stone: fear movie lions double ipa

SweetWater Brewery: Triple Tail

Sweet Water Brewery: Goin' Coastal

Sweet Water Brewery: IPA

Sweet Water Brewery: Devils Backbone

Sweet Water Brewery: Vienna Lager

Sweet Water Brewery: Pear Lager

Tafts: Nellies

Three Floyds: Zombie Dust pale ale*

Two Roads:  Lil Heaven

Two Roads: Road 2 Ruin

Victory: Golden Monkey

Victory: Sour Monkey

West Side: Common ale

West Side: Hefeweizen

West Sixth: IPA

West Sixth: Cerveza

West Sixth: Amber

West Sixth: Pale Ale

West Sixth: Low Beam New England IPA

West Sixth: Valencia Berliner Weiss

West Sixth: Raspberry Sour with Vanilla & Lactose *

Wooden Cask: Farmhand

*VIP Selections

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